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Another Perilous Rift Opens!

9 September 2014

A second rift has opened, and this time it menaces hunters in the Burroughs region!

The Burroughs Rift Opens

The connection between our realm and the realm of the rift is strengthening — sufficiently so that a new rift has formed in the upper floors of the Laboratory. Mice of immense strength and eerie familiarity have come pouring forth amidst tendrils of mysterious mist, and the help of the strongest hunters in the land is needed to defeat them!

Hunters of Duke/Duchess and above should answer the call, but be ready! These mice are some of the strongest ever encountered and will test your setup and your patience!

Be Prepared!

The mice you'll encounter in this rift are some of the most powerful ever seen and will require dedication and preparation to capture reliably. Before you head in, ask yourself:

  • Do you have an appropriate trap? A Rift Power type trap?
  • Do you have a powerful base? With the Rift Base, you can activate two-thirds of the Riftwalker Set bonus, which you'll definitely want to have!
  • Do you have some powerful charms? The store here can help you out, and you'll need all the help you can get!
  • What about String cheese? Are you fully stocked up?

If you find yourself lacking any of these qualities, fix it quickly or these mice will tear your trap apart! If you think you're ready, however, read on...

Venture Deep Into The Mist, But Not Too Deep!

A strange mist curls around the edges of this rift, and mouse-shaped shadows dance just out of sight. Clearly, the mist is the key to sorting out these new mice.

While you hunt with string cheese, you'll attract more powerful versions of Laboratory mice that drop Mist Canisters which are filled with a strange gas the mice clearly desire. Once you collect enough of them, you can start releasing them into the air and start attracting more powerful (and profitable) mice!

Every hunt you take while misting will release one mist into the air, to a maximum of twenty. Every hunt you take while not misting, will reduce the mist by one. There's an optimal level of mist you'll want to keep in the air, of course. Too little, and you'll only attract the weaker mice. Too much, and you'll attract huge bruisers that will ruin your day! Just enough, and you'll attract mice that reward you with gold and loot in excellent quantities.

Like with anything, try to keep it in the green!

New Types Of Mice

The moment you're in the mist, you'll notice new mice are attracted to your trap, spooky monsters reminiscent of the mice of the Mousoleum. These mice are harder and are worth more gold, but more importantly, they drop potions, which allow you to create Terre Ricotta cheese.

Stock up enough potions and craft this cheese, then equip it to attract Digby-esqe terrors that are worth scads of points and gold. These mice also drop potions, but these potions are used to craft the rare and dangerous Polluted Parmesan!

Polluted Parmesan is special. You know it, Larry knows it, and the toxic mice of the Rift know it. Specifically... The Menace of the Rift Mouse knows it. He craves it. But you'll have to brave the very highest levels of mist in order to attract him, and you'll have to battle past the bullies that hang around with him in order to catch him in order to capture the treasure he holds dear.

New Charms With Fantastic Power

Your reward for capturing the Menace Of The Rift Mouse is his powerful Null Gauntlet — a protective device that allows you to safely handle the awesome powers of the Rift, and equip the Rift Vacuum Charms that are available for sale in the Charm Shoppe.

These charms will become exceptionally important to you in your hunting career. As a Rift Charm, they allow you to complete your Riftwalker Set for the full bonus, getting a whopping +5 Luck. More importantly, they'll allow you to collect Calcified Rift Mist upon catching a rift mouse, which you'll need to craft all further Rift Charms.

In fact, the Charm Shoppe currently sells an Erupting Rift Core that you can combine with the Calcified Rift Mist to create a Rift Power Charm that grants an astounding 500 Power and 5% Power Bonus!

Use Your New Power Wisely

You'll need that Power Bonus, because your final goal in this rift is a doozie! Remember the bruisers you avoided before? Now you need to hunt them down! Every mouse exclusive to the dangerous levels of mist drops a piece of Rift Circuitry when captured, which you can combine with a smashed Crystal Tower trap to create one of two new Rift Power traps!

Multi-Crystal Laser: With 100 more Power than the Crystal Tower and 3 Luck, this trap is great for hunting the majority of rift mice. The Luck provided makes all the difference against lower-power mice, making this trap your first choice for general rift hunting.

Focused Crystal Laser: With 850 more power than the Crystal Tower, this is your boss-hunting trap. Big, tough mice will fall more easily than to the Multi-Crystal Laser, and the 5% Power Bonus from the Rift Power Charm increases this even more!

Rift Burroughs Supply Kits

Counter the amazing power of the Burroughs Rift mice with some supply kits aimed at kickstarting your hunting quest!

15 Magical String Cheese
15 Pieces of Magical String Cheese
1 Month Lucky Golden Shield

Magical Mist Basket
125 Magical String Cheese
15 Mist Canisters
1 Month Lucky Golden Shield

Burroughs Rift Crate
1250 Magical String Cheese
25 Mist Canisters
15 Terre Ricotta Potions
2 Months Lucky Golden Shield

Burroughs Blackhole Box
3,000 Magical String Cheese
60 Mist Canisters
40 Terre Ricotta Potions
1 Polluted Parmesan Potion
4 Months Lucky Golden Shield

A Second Rift Has Opened In The Burroughs!

  • Travel to the Burroughs Rift
  • Arm String Cheese and collect Mist Canisters
  • Open those Mist Canisters and start releasing mist into the air, but not too much!
  • Hunt in the mist and collect Terre Ricotta Potions
  • Use Terre Ricotta Cheese and collect Polluted Parmesan Potions
  • Use Pollution Parmesan to attract the Menace of the Rift Mouse and take his powerful Null Gauntlet
  • Purchase Rift Vacuum Charms, and use them to collect Calcified Rift Mist
  • Craft Rift Power Charms and hunt the toughest bosses in the Rift, and collect Rift Circuitry
  • Smash your Crystal Tower and use the resulting Shattered Rift Crystal plus the Rift Circuitry to build one of two tremendous new Rift Power traps!

Travel to the Burroughs Rift

-- Dan Hulton

Strange Sighting at the Windmill

2 September 2014

In and amongst all the high-level Noble challenges that have presented themselves this year, it appears that a smaller threat has surfaced in one of the relatively safer hunting areas in the Kingdom. Although veteran hunters can easily dispatch this mouse, the King nevertheless takes any mouse threat seriously and is calling upon all hunters to track down this new breed! For newer hunters, this mouse presents the perfect opportunity to learn new hunting techniques while on their path to becoming a seasoned veteran.

Luring Captain Croissant

There is only one type of cheese capable of attracting a walking bread incarnate: Grilled Cheese. The perfect combination of gooey cheese and crispy bread is absolutely irresistible!

Unfortunately, a critical ingredient in the bread for the Grilled Cheese is flour which is quite difficult to obtain without a properly functioning Windmill. You'll need to recover Packets of Flour from the mice at the Windmill and exchange it at the Cheese Shoppe for pieces of Grilled Cheese. Capturing several mice each hour helps the Windmill operate more efficiently, increasing its flour production, and increasing the quantity and frequency of Packets of Flour loot drops!

If you leave the Windmill for too long, it will begin to slow down! Keep hunting until the breaded tyrant is caught to restore the Windmill to its former glory. Once you've captured the Captain Croissant Mouse, the Windmill will be able to operate at full efficiency, making flour easier to obtain.

Once you have your hands some ooey gooey Grilled Cheese, arm your trap with it to attract the Captain Croissant Mouse! Once captured, the Windmill will be back under the King's control!

Updated Treasure Maps

With the discovery of a new Indigenous breed of mouse, newly opened Treasure Map Scroll Cases may occasionally challenge a hunter to track down a Captain Croissant Mouse. If you're looking to hunt down a Captain Croissant while treasure hunting, keep an eye out for an Easy or Medium difficulty map which have a small chance to show the Captain Croissant Mouse. As always, Rare Map Dust will increase the rewards earned for completing a map!

Rare Map Dust Boost your map rewards!

Treasure Hunting Kit SUPER|brie+ and 3 Rare Map Dust!

Windmill in Danger!

  • Travel to The Windmill
  • Collect Packets of Flour to exchange for Grilled Cheese
  • Capture Captain Croissant and save the Windmill!

Visit The Windmill

-- Dave Vanderburg